Oh that this were true, eh! Words can hurt - if we let them, that is - and they can affect your self-esteem (aka selfesteem).
Thankfully, the right words - words of love and wisdom - can also help our self-esteem too.
(And for those of you more interested in self-esteem as a topic - e.g. what is self esteem? - simply visit this link: self esteem.)
Please do get in touch with your comments about these free inspirational quotations - thanks! Okay, without further ado!
must be earned! When you dare to dream, dare to follow that dream, dare to suffer
through the pain, sacrifice, self-doubts, and friction from the world, you will
genuinely impress yourself."
-- Dr. Laura Schlessinger
"The "self image" is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior."
-- Dr. Maxwell Maltz
"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."
"The only person who acts sensibly is my tailor. He takes my measure anew every time he sees me. Everyone else goes by their old measurements."
-- George Bernard Shaw
"If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down."
-- Ray Bradbury
"What good is any feeling we may have about ourselves, if it only lasts as long as others agree to it?"
-- Guy Finley (Guy is a spiritual teacher who I respect greatly.)
"Think highly of yourself, for the world takes you at your own estimate."
"Why do people accept the opinions of others about themselves as truth? Who is going to live the rest of your life anyway? Now that is TRUTH!"
-- Doug Firebaugh
"I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people convinced they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference."
-- Ellen Goodman
(Yes, small acts of courage are just as important, I agree! It's doing little things like this that can change the world, too, especially your world - that's what these free inspirational quotes reveal! Learn about boosting self-esteem here! Or carry on reading self-esteem quotes, it's up to you...)
"Our self image and our habits tend to go together. Change one and you will automatically change the other."
-- Dr. Maxwell Maltz
"To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives."
-- Denis Waitley
"Nothing can defeat you, if you make up your mind to fight and nothing can save you, if you have accepted defeat."
-- Apoorve Dubey
"The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs."
-- Joan Didion
"God heard us. He sent help. He sent you."
-- Marianne Williamson
"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart."
-- Kahlil Gibran
"I think that whatever size or shape body you have, it's important to embrace it and get down! The female body is something that's so beautiful. I wish women would be proud of their bodies and not dis other women for being proud of theirs!"
-- Christina Aguilera
"It's such a profound alienation for a person not to be at home in their own body."
-- Marilyn Wann
And now for something completely the same - some self esteem quotes from YouTube...
(Isn't that enough self esteem quotes for one viewing? No? You want more quotes on self esteem? Okay, carry on then... )
yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the
highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction."
-- Brian Tracy
"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong."
-- Joseph Chilton Pearce
(Lose our fear of being wrong, of being laughed at... Wow, that is some fear to lose, don't you think (and a truly inspiring inspirational life quote)! And it must be one of the top 10 fears. But even if it isn't, we should start today to lose this fear, we really should! Now back to the self esteem quotes...)
"The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous."
-- Margaret Fontey
"The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated."
-- William James
"Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world."
-- Helen Keller
"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."
-- Jim Rohn
(By the way, the bold self esteem quotes are the ones that I like the best. How about you?)
"Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing."
-- Albert Schweitzer
"If you think you're too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito."
-- Bette Reese
"The enormity of your problems is nothing compared with your ability to solve them. By overestimating the problem you underestimate yourself."
-- Apoorve Dubey
"Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be."
-- Clementine Paddelford
"To the world, you may be one person, but to one person, you just might be the world."
"Today the greatest single source of wealth is between your ears."
-- Brian Tracy
"End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you!' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform."
-- Mark Victor Hansen
"Life's most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?"
-- Martin Luther King Jr.
(Hmm, these are the kinds of self esteem quotes that make me think about myself most, Dr King! So what am *I* doing? Well, I'm helping people share their successes and failures with the world, for one thing!)
"Whoever you are, there is some younger person who thinks you are perfect. There is some work that will never be done if you don't do it. There is someone who would miss you if you were gone. There is a place that you alone can fill."
-- Jacob M. Braude
"You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims."
-- Harriet Woods
"Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available."
-- Jim Beggs
"You are younger today than you will ever be again. Make use of it for the sake of tomorrow."
-- Norman Cousins
"Science and psychology have isolated the one prime cause for success or failure in life. It is the hidden self-image you have of yourself."
-- Bob Proctor
Hoorah, no more self esteem quotes. For now. But if you like free inspirational quotes in general, then I can highly recommend you...